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Old 02-29-2012, 09:28 PM   #1
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Purple stuff

Have this purple stuff on one side of a rock and it is spreading across the sand bed. I'll get a picture later but what is it and how can I get ride of it? Thank you in advance!
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:17 PM   #2
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Search cyano bacteria
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:19 PM   #3
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yep thats cyanobacteria
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:21 PM   #5
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Yea it's cyano. Remove as much as possible and cut your light schedule by half. Feed less and it should go away
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Alright thanks guys. Could it affect corals? I heard it releases a toxin.
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Alright thanks guys. Could it affect corals? I heard it releases a toxin.
Yes it can. But it won't do damage unless it's alot
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Is there an animal that will eat this stuff?
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Don't rely on animals to hide/eat it. You gotta address the source and fix that.
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